Oct 20 2014

DIY Ideas: Sparkly and Edgy Halloween Pumpkin Ideas

Happy Halloweeeeen! We’re so excited to share some DIY Ideas for glaming up your pumpkins this spooky season.  We took our shot at glitter pumpkins, gold spray painted pumpkins, black chalkboard spraypainted pumpkins and painted pumpkins with a few jewels tacked on.

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Glitter Pumpkins

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Step 1:  Use spray all over pumpkin, pour glitter all over spray glue until covered

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Tip: martha stewart glitter is our favorite

 

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Finished Product:  Last Years Halloween Party

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Luxe Gold Pumpkins 

1.  Get gold spray paint and spray with two coats, make sure you get the bottom! Let dry overnight.

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Finished Product:  Gold Spray Painted + Black Pumpkin with Mixed Metal Adhesives

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Need more Halloween ideas?  Make sure to check out our DIY Classy Halloween Guide on KCAL Los Angeles or some DIY Gift Ideas to Help You Embrace Fall.

Tell us! How are YOU making your parties more Festive for Halloween?  Post photos or links below!

 

 

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Oct 14 2014

Gift Guide: Last-Minute Boss’s Day Gift Ideas

REMINDER! Boss’s Day is October 16th.  Make sure you show some love to the person who signs those paychecks.   All of today’s picks for your Boss can ordered via Amazon Prime (2-Day Free Shipping) so it will arrive right to the office on October 16th. Links below.

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1. Graphic Image Planner  2. Macaron On-Trend Treats  3.  Bluetooth iDock Handset   4.  WIFI Cuff Links  5. *Try The World Gift Basket  6.  ROK Espresso Maker  7.  Jawbone JAMBOX   8.  Handpresso Travel Set

*Try the World can’t be ordered via Amazon Prime, but is an easy last-minute subscription box option.

Need other ideas? Browse our Business Gifts section.

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Oct 9 2014

Best DIY Gifts to Help You Embrace Fall Weather

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Bring out the pumpkins and take out your flannel.. Fall is definitely here! We’ve come up with some great gifts and DIY projects that will help you embrace the cooler temperatures ahead!

 

Custom Wood Slice
 
Custom Wood Slice

Turn a slice of wood into a homey welcome sign. Find it now on thegiftinsider.com via Scoutmob.

 

Cinnamon Candle Votives
 
Cinnamon Candle Votives

Spice up a room (literally!!) with these candle votives covered in cinnamon sticks. All it takes is a little hot gluing! Yummy! // julieannart.com

 

Pumpkin Carving Stencils

 

Pumpkin Etching

Be the envy of your block this Halloween with ornate pumpkin designs. Such a fun activity for the fam to do together! //clipzine.me

 

Apple Cider Kit
 
Apple Cider Kit

Mmm.. it’s not fall without apple cider, right? This is perfect for a hostess gift or even a little something to bring to your neighbors! //williams-sonoma.com

 

Pumpkin Crudité Platter
 
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It’s all about the presentation! Instantly make a veggie platter festive by putting the dip in a hollowed mini pumpkin, so creative!

 

Fall Leaves Bowl

 

Leaf Bowl

Perfect home decor for Fall! Make this all purpose bowl yourself and leave it out for all of your friends to see! // blovelyevents.com

 

What’s your favorite thing about Fall? Let us know in the comments!!

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Oct 8 2014

TGI Tips: How to Find a Great Gift For Your Girlfriend This Sweetest Day

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Q. How Can I Make It Special Without Spending a Fortune? 

A. Personalize it.  Give a photo gift, a monogrammed gift or something you’ve made yourself.  Thoughtfulness means more than extravagance.

Q. Do I Ask Her What She Wants? 

A. Some ladies know what they want, and they’ll be happy to tell you.  If you want to keep a little mystery, agree to go shopping with her on a sat and just keep your eye out for things she gravitates to. Or browse her Pinterest page.

Q. Should I go big in the beginning?

A. No! Don’t set the bar too high for what you can actually afford, it will only kick ya in the butt in the end.  Save the expensive jewelry and expensive purses for big milestones and for when you really get to know her taste. Browse some ideas for $100 and under gifts.

We have some other great tips on our What Women Want page on our latest blog post, 12 Romantic Gift Ideas Your Girlfriend Will Actually Want and a whole slew of ideas in our Girlfriend Gift Ideas category. Good luck and feel free to tweet us or comment on out FB page any specific q’s you have.

Happy Gifting!

– The Gift Insider

 

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Oct 1 2014

12 Romantic Gifts Ideas Your Girlfriend Will Actually Want

It’s tough to find creative and cool gifts for your girlfriend or wife, that they will actually want.  We’ve rounded up 12 gift picks for our Girlfriend Gift Guide that are original, thoughtful and will impress the ladies you hold dear.

1. Instagram Photobook

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2. Monogrammed Planner 

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3.  Luxe Eberjey Nightshirt 

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4. Vintage Marquee Lights

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 5. LOVE YOU MORE Necklace

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6. Monogrammed Bath Caddy

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7.  Without You Tray 

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8. You Are My Bucket List Print 

Sentimental Gifts for Your Girlfriend

 

9. “Forever Together” Wine

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10. I Love This Place Pillow 

Cool Gifts for Your Girlfriend

 

10. Your Digital Memories in a Memeoir

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11. Custom Painted Yolkie Eggs

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Be sure to check out our entire section of gift ideas on Girlfriend Gifts, or our section of tips and advice on What Women Want.

*Disclosure: The Gift Insider product picks are highly curated and we only recommend products we truly believe in.  Some of the products choose to be primely featured on our site and pay a monthly fee.  If we don’t love them, we don’t have them on the site – end of story!

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Sep 18 2014

The Best Birthday DIY Gift Ideas We Found on Pinterest

Finding a creative Birthday gift can be hard! We understand how much pressure there can be to give a friend or loved one the perfect gift on their special day. But fret no more! The Gift Insider scoured Pinterest to find some of the best Birthday DIY’s out there! We promise your gift will be one of the most memorable.

Birthday Cake in a Jar 

Birthday Cake in a Jar

YUM! Perfect for the birthday girl with the ultimate sweet tooth! Plus, the mason jar is SO cute! // longislandprep.tumblr.com

 

Balloon Box Surprise

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Give a friend a box full of happy on their special day. Can you imagine opening a box like this at work?! // StudioDIY.com

 

Birthday Photo Collage Decor

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Create a collage of photos of the guest of honor in the shape of the year they’re are turning. Such a perfect party decoration! // Discountdame.com

 

A Beer a Year

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What’s better than 1 beer? 30 of course! Attach little love notes to each beer to show your guy how much you really care. Cue the warm and fuzzies! // carrotsncake.com

 

Balloon Avalanche 
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Begin a birthday the right way, shower the birthday boy/girl in balloons! // babble.com

 

A Gift A Year Celebration 

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Give a small gift commemorating each year of someone’s life! Perfect for one of those bigger birthdays.. // snapcreativity.com

 

Piñata 

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Who says we’re too old for pinatas? Follow this tutorial on how to make them yourself and choose your own favors! // ohhappyday.com

 

What is the most unique birthday gift you’ve ever received? Tell us it in the comments!!

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Sep 16 2014

DIY Ideas: Add Some DIY Flaire To Your Travel Gear

I really couldn’t live without my Reisenthal Travel Tote, it folds up in a suitcase as a the perfect backup for shopping excursions or in our case gift shlepping trips. We wanted to try to glitz things up a bit and inspired by the applique sweatshirts of a recent #instafav, Bow and Drape, we decided to DIY our travel tote with some sequin letter appliques.

All you need are some Glitter Sequin Appliques & some Fabric Adhesic.

DIY Glitter Applique Gift

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Sep 5 2014

Time to Organize: Glam Office Accessories for Ultra Chic Desks

Make sure to follow us on Instagram for similar shots, but we couldn’t help but share on the blog our glam new office supplies!  The kids are going back to school, why not chic up your own office space too?

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Binder by RussleandHazel, Polka Dot File Folders by Kate Spade, Acrylic and Gold Desk Accessories by Kate Spade from See Jane Work, Custom Pencils by Rabbit Foot Fern Design, Gold Notebook by Poppin and To Do Notepad by Studio Sarah London

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Sep 4 2014

Fiesta Island Giveaway – and the Winner is….

Nicole D from Belleville, Michigan

A huge thank you to all of you who entered our Fiesta Island Giveaway!

 

We wish we had one for all of you. Stay tuned for our Fall Giveaway!

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Aug 13 2014

DIY Gift Idea // Chalkboard Lunchbox

Have a little one going back to school? Make sure your kids know just how special they are every single day of the year by making them an easy DIY Chalkboard Lunchbox.

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Step 1:  Purchase a cute tin lunchbox (we love these Fender finds from amazon)

Step 2: Get Chalkboard Paint and Sponge Brushes

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Step 3: Cover the edges of the tin box with painters tape and begin to paint the top section with the chalkboard tape. 2 coasts works best. Let dry in between coats and then overnight.

Step 4: Write a sweet note each morning to your little one, change it depending on the day!

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Step 5: Start adding in some healthy elements.  Suprise them with a hidden  banana note.  Use a tack to write the note in the skin and by the time it’s lunchtime it will “magically” appear

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Step 6: Add in some more healthy elements like the widely popular coconut water craze, Vita Coco, now has a line especially for kids and their back to school lunchboxes!

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Check out our other DIY Gifting Ideas here!

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